I was also awarded Golden Medallion of Nikola Tesla, Certificate of the Merited Citizen of the City of Kragujevac (1990) and 3 Certificates of the Merited Citizen of the town Knić (1972,1992 i 2005).
I was born in 1942, in Knić. I won the first place in Yugoslavia at a large number of international contests, except at YUDX contest where I was the second. I also won a lot of third and fourth places. My results show that I participate in almost all contests and almost every weekend, especially during the months of August when the great Marathon Japan Contest is held.
I sincerely hope that my victories will be stimulus for the new generations. Amateur radio requires a lot of sacrifice (sleepless nights), knowledge in different areas, good command of foreign languages, literature, even repairing the radio station od linear amplifier by yourself. It also includes good knowledge of antennas in order to be able to make it from almost any material.
CODES USED BY RATKO
YU1OBA, YU1NR, YU8NR, YU0R, YU1EFG, YU1ADN, 4O6A, V2/YU1NR, V21AS, V29NR, J68BG, P4/YU1NR, P40NR, V47YR, VP2MNR, S92NR, 3D2NR,
3D2CI, 3D2CY, VP2/YU1NR, 4O310SKY, YU6AO, TA0/YU1NR, SV/YU1NR, VP2MNR.
"Pleasure you get in the Amateur radio is immense. Each success overcomes me completely and motivate me to keep competing, to keep winning. So I have made a nice collection of Cups and Awards such as (5BDXCC No 1385, SSTV DARC No 3, Trophy No.3, sticker no.315 for ...)"
"In the former Yugoslavia during unfortunate events and war, I have transmitted over 9.000 messages in all directions. I have also transmitted messages during earthquakes in Skopje, Chile, Cobe"
Membership in radio clubs: Radio club Kragujevac since 1957, SKY contest club No 4, Indexa 5581, Six Club 1826, NVCG M, YUDX Club, DIG 759, MSSTV 115, BDR 15, VETERAN 812, FH 846, DMC709, BCS 11... Until now I have worked / confirmed 338 countries. At some contests I won valuable awards too.
Hi Ratko Novakovic san
How are you ?
You are winer of QTC-Japan Contest 2003.
There for I will send you Handy TRCV.
Please tell me about make documents and Custom free.
That's all Ratko san.
Shinzaburo Kawai, JA1FUY
Editor of QTC-JAPAN.COM